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State Medicaid Dispute (2020)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2020-01-31

Duration: 00:05:49

Subjects: Health Care | MEDICAID


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Gee, Rebekah Interviewee
  • Moller, Jan Interviewee


This segment from the January 31, 2020, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau’s report on the problems with the state’s Medicaid program. He reports that a previous state audit found that the Louisiana Department of Health spent $85 million on patients who were not eligible for Medicaid. Moreau first presents highlights from a December 2018 interview with Dr. Rebekah Gee, the former secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health, who discusses the problems with the state’s former Medicaid eligibility system. He then interviews Jan Moller of the Louisiana Budget Project, who discusses the ongoing dispute over the state’s process for awarding Medicaid service contracts.